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Aphorisms from Aa to Zz: Ee July 29, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Gratitude, Happiness, Humor, Life Balance.


Happiness requires that we enjoy what we have, not that we have all we want.

Simple pleasures are life’s treasures. ~ Adage

Jazz Fest + Walk on the Beach + Sunny Skies + Turquoise Waters + Bike Ride = Fabulous!!!

Everyone will be called to account for all the legitimate pleasures which he or she has failed to enjoy. ~ The Talmud

Enjoy this moment, it won’t last.  The future soon will be the past.
The day quickly becomes the night.  Fill each moment with delight.

It’s easier to be happy if you enjoy your own company.

When we hang on too tightly to what isn’t working, we lose the opportunity to gain that which is worth having.


Don’t make me call the flying monkeys!

STOP THE WORLD . . . I want to get off.


Enjoy all life has to offer.  Strive to be happy.

Expand the horizons of your world. ~ Unknown

Embrace all with Joy.  Anything can be a gift of gold in disguise.

In work, love, and life, play hard and play fair.

Find pleasure in things others take for granted.

I’m on the top of the world!

Enthusiasm = inspired by God  . . .  Inspiration = in Spirit

Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Excellence doesn’t require perfection. ~ Henry James

Our glory lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.  ~ Nelson Mandela

There are fellow travelers out there who take the high road, even if it sometimes feels you’re traveling it alone.

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous. ~ Shana Alexander

I’ve never liked the quote, “Good guys finish last,” because it implies that greed, and power, and arrogance will get you to the finish line first . . . but that’s not the finish line that I’m aiming for.

To be a success in life is more than racking up dollars in your bank account . . . it’s about being the best YOU that YOU can be.  Success is sharing the best parts of yourself with the world.

Some say Keep your eyes on the prize.  I disagree. When your eyes are stuck on the prize, you’re going to stumble and crash into things. If you want to excel at life, you’ve got to keep your eyes focused on the path. ~ Russell Simmons

How do you define success? By quantity or quality?

Do more than belong: participate.  Do more than care: help.  Do more than believe: practice.  Do more than be fair: be kind.  Do more than forgive: forget.  Do more than dream: work. ~ William Arthur Ward

How a man plays a game shows something of his character, how he loses shows all of it. ~ Unknown

To succeed in writing, or life, follow the Path of P’s: Purpose, Passion, Patience, and Persistence.

It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.  ~ W. Somerset Maugham


I wrestle with my weight.   Does that count as exercise?

Exercise your autonomy to achieve your aspirations.

Thanks to Cindy Taylor for the William Arthur Ward quote!



1. cindy - July 29, 2010

EEEEnjoy your day, every day 😀

2. cindy - July 29, 2010

ps: you’re welcome 🙂

nrhatch - July 29, 2010

I am having such fun. I started an aphorism project on WEbook, but it was cumbersome, awkward, and eventually stalled on the runway (and died a slow death). Not enough momentum to actually take off. : )

Now I have a repository for witticisms and twiticisms.

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